Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Washington, east to Alberta.
Habitat: Exposed rocky areas, cliffs, and ridges in subalpine to alpine areas.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from a short, branched woody base, 2-15 cm. tall, covered with fine, short hairs.
Basal leaves petiolate, with elliptical to obovate, broadly rounded blade up to 13 mm. wide; cauline leaves few and reduced.
Heads solitary, the disks 7-16 mm. wide; involucre 5-8 mm. high, its bracts loose, equal, herbaceous, often purplish, white-woolly; rays 25-70, yellow, 6-9 mm. long and 1.4-2.5 mm. wide; disk corollas 3.6-4.9 mm. long, yellow; pappus of 10-20 capillary bristles.